Newton, Iowa (July 18, 2019) – Dale Coyne Racing and rookie Santino Ferrucci are heading to Iowa Speedway this weekend for the 12th round on the NTT IndyCar Series schedule. The Iowa 300 will mark the first event for the driver of the #19 Cly-Del Manufacturing Honda on a short oval.
In 11 starts this season, Ferrucci has scored his best finishes on oval tracks. He placed seventh at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway. However, this will be a new experience for the 21-year-old who got his first taste of the 0.875-mile short oval last month during a one-day test with the team.
“I’m looking forward to going to Iowa Speedway this weekend,” expressed Ferrucci. “I’ve had a couple of occasions already to go there in the last month. One was to help out Habitat for Humanity during an advance media visit and I also took part in a one-day test. Things went well at the test and I think we’ll be up to the task. Our oval results so far have been above average for a rookie and hopefully we can continue that trend this weekend.”
With only six races left in the 2019 season, Ferrucci sits second in the rookie of the year standings, 16 points out of first place. His 223 points also put him 12th in the overall driver championship.
Teams will get a one-hour practice session on Friday, July 19 at 10am local time ahead of qualifying which takes place later that day at 1:15pm local time (2:15pm ET). Qualifying can be seen live on NBCSN from 2:00pm ET.
The Iowa 300 takes place on Saturday evening with a scheduled 6:15pm local time (7:15pm ET) green flag. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN from 7:00pm ET. All practice sessions will be streamed live on the NBC Sports Gold App.